Tracy Blake DeVlieger
Tracy joined Gadsden Schneider & Woodward LLP in September 2004 as counsel and became a partner on January 1, 2006. Prior to joining the firm, Tracy was a partner and chair of the Estates and Trusts department of the West Chester-based firm of Lamb McErlane, P.C., which she joined as an associate in 1991 after having practiced with the law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in Philadelphia. She also served a clerkship with the Honorable Raymond J. Broderick of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania following her graduation from law school.
Tracy’s practice focuses on sophisticated estate planning for wealthy individuals, estate and trust administration, charitable gift planning and fiduciary law. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of its Fiduciary Income Tax Committee. Over the past several years, Tracy has held leadership roles within the Income and Transfer Tax Planning Group of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Professional honors include a rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell each year since 2004, a 2020 and 2021 “Super Lawyer” designation by Thompson Reuters, and recognition by The Best Lawyers in America for her work in the area of Trusts and Estates from 2012 through 2019. She was a 2007-2010 Chancellor’s Appointee to the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association Section on Probate and Trust Law and served as a Director of the ARC Community Trust of Southeastern Pennsylvania from its founding in 2001 to 2011. Tracy received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and her J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law.
Tracy has written and lectured on a variety of trust and estate planning and administration topics at the state and national level.
Karen M. Smith